The Mattawa Museum was built in 1984 to house the documentation, art and artifacts that were to be preserved and shared with locals and visitors.
The beautiful red pine log building that houses the museum was designed by architect Jules Paivio for Mattawa’s 100th birthday and was built in Redbridge, ON by Erik Selkheld. The building was then relocated to Explorer’s Point.
The museum has an impressive collection of Aboriginal items such as tools and artifacts, a CPR railroad exhibit, vintage household items, war memorabilia, a Mattawa sports hall of fame, and many interesting northern Ontario animals and birds. The history of many prominent people that were associated with Mattawa is documented and illustrated.
The stage at the back of the Museum hosts many events, including many performances during Mattawa Voyageur Days.
Ample parking is available. Explorer’s Point, where the Mattawa Museum is located, offers picnic areas in a beautiful park setting with incredible views. The carved statue of Big Joe Mufferaw offers many opportunities for photographs!
July 28, 2019 marked the 35th Anniversary of the Mattawa Museum.
We invite you to come and enjoy!
Kate Pocock, April 11, 2017 – Explorer’s Point: The Magic of Mattawa’s District Museum
Stu Campaigne, BayToDay.ca, July 30, 2020 – Mattawa Museum fundraiser combines health and safety with community pride